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  • NYC mayor proposes tax relief for Sandy victims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in Albany on Wednesday that would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Democrat said that people who put money into their...

  • 5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park: 1. The Victorian Gothic structure was...

  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking — said...

  • Plaza hotel, NYC face off over bike-sharing rack

    NEW YORK (AP) — A landmarked space across the street from the legendary Plaza hotel is no place for the city's popular bike-sharing system to park some of its electric-blue rides, the hotel's lawyers told a judge Tuesday. But city attorneys said the spot on Grand Army Plaza is just right for...

  • NYC official questions oil firm's political giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain why it has been connected to political donations that appear to have little to do with its energy business. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser and trustee to the $150 billion city pension...

  • NYC comptroller questions oil company's NRA giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...

  • Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

    NEW YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was commissioned by NYCLASS, a group...

  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community...

  • Court extends NYC officer's weapons case in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge. The New York Police Department said that Manny Encarnacion was arrested in March after Indian authorities discovered three...

  • Report: Progressive New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paid 8.3 percent tax rate

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray paid an 8.3 percent effective tax rate on $165,047 of total income in 2013, according to tax returns cited by the Wall Street Journal.

  • Paul Krugman could receive $25,000 per month for income inequality initiative

    New York Times author and liberal economist Paul Krugman has been offered a position as a distinguished scholar for a nine-month stint at the City University of New York's Luxembourg Income Study Center, which researches income inequality.

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the "elephant in the room" when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest...

  • Bill to protect unpaid interns signed into NYC law

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Tuesday that makes sure the city's law against discrimination applies to interns, whether they're paid or not. The law, passed by the City Council late last month, clarifies that the protections of the city's Human Rights...

  • Punitive damages reintroduced in NYC asbestos litigation

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – On Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler delivered an order reinstating claims for punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation. The Weitz & Luxenberg law firm filed the motion requesting an order to lift former deferral...

  • NYC mayor Bill De Blasio's next big push: affordable housing

    that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling the city's recovery from...



From the Weekly Standard

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